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Henry Sibley High School offers an outstanding academic program and a personalized learning environment in a school that's just the right size - big enough to offer a wide range of opportunities and small enough form meaningful relationships. Sibley's comprehensive, rigorous curriculum challenges students and prepares them for post-secondary colleges and careers. 


  • Caring, highly-qualified teachers
  • More than 150 courses in a variety of subject areas, including fine arts, Advanced Placement (AP) and Project Lead the Way, as well as opportunities to take college-level courses such as College in the Schools (CIS), Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) and Seniors to Sophomores programs. 
  • Warrior Seminar - a required, half-credit class for freshmen which helps ease the transition from middle school. The course also allows students to build study skills, explore their interests and strengths, research potential careers and beyond.
  • Leading technology that allows students to take learning to new levels and prepares them for life beyond high school. 
  • More than 50 clubs, sports teams, service activities and academic organizations provide opportunities for every student to become involved
  • Students have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally. Past travels have included a marine biology class in Honduras, a visit to our sister schools in Japan and China, and an orchestra tour of Europe.
  • Among the class of 2017:
    • 90% planned to attend a 2- or 4-year college, university or technical school after graduation
   Students in the Class of 2017 planned to attend the following colleges:

Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Augsburg College
Augustana University
Aveda Institute Minneapolis
Bellevue College, Washington
Bemidji State University
Bethany Lutheran College
Bethel University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Century College
Chatham University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of Saint Benedict
Creighton University
Dakota County Technical College
DePaul University
Drake University
Dunwoody College of Technology
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamline University
Harvard University
Inver Hills Community College
Iowa State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University, Chicago
Marquette University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Minneapolis Business College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Montana State University, Bozeman
New York University
Normandale Community College
North Central College, Illinois
North Dakota State University
North Dakota State College of Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Community and Technical College
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Saint Paul College
San Diego State University
South Dakota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Catherine University
St. Cloud State University
St. Olaf College
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
St. John's University
Syracuse University
Underwood International College, Yonsei University
University of Arizona
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Iowa
University of Manitoba
University of Minnesota - Duluth
University of Minnesota - Rochester
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of North Dakota
University of Northwestern (MN)
University of Redlands
University of St. Thomas
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin - Eau-Claire
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Wellesley College
Winona State University
Yale University

The Henry Sibley High School community promotes lifelong learning in a supportive and respectful environment that encourages maximum achievement for all. 

The Henry Sibley High School Community is committed to excellence. The following represents the vision that Henry Sibley High School strives to achieve and maintain. 


  • Teachers base academic progress on individual potential. 
  • Faculty and students advocate accountability and responsibility for learning. Teachers establish and implement learning content and standards based on best practice and current data. 


  • The use of relevant content and standards increases students' desire and motivation to learn. 
  • Students establish lifelong learning patterns which result in making connections between information, understanding, and application of learning. 


The Henry Sibley High School Community: 

  • Includes and celebrates diverse populations; 
  • Establishes a nurturing environment in which personal growth encompasses self- worth and confidence through character development; 
  • Strengthens relationships with and among faculty, parents/guardians, students, and community members; 
  • Fosters collaboration and open and honest communication; 
  • Promotes a supportive atmosphere of civility, pride, and respect. 

In order to advance our shared vision of rigor, relevance, and relationships in an exemplary school, the community of Henry Sibley High School creates a learning environment in which we: 

  • Provide an inviting classroom environment for students - an environment with clear expectations, consistent consequences, and specific, articulated, academic goals. 
  • Help all students achieve the intended outcomes of the curriculum by addressing their individual needs and learning styles. 
  • Use methods of assessment that enable us to monitor the learning of individual students. 
  • Collaborate with one another and our students so that we can achieve our collective goals more effectively. 
  • Demonstrate our commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous improvement. 
  • Promote a positive school climate by modeling and upholding the qualities and characteristics that we hope to instill in our students. 
  • Involve parents and community in the education of students by developing and maintaining open lines of communication. 
  • Provide students with academic and interpersonal opportunities that instill educational success. 
  • Recognize and celebrate student successes. 

Learn about Henry Sibley's School Initiatives and Community Partners.

Learn more about Enrolling in School District 197 by contacting the Guidance Office at 651-403-7208.

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